Skilled negotiation counsel, collaborative, neutral attorney-mediators, & consulting attorneys.
I bring more than 25 years of experience in mediation and litigation in New York courts to help people reduce costs and resolve conflicts with dignity.
People going through a divorce, separation or another legal process are often surprised by the cost of the process, both financially and emotionally. They want a fair and cost-effective result that addresses their concerns and gives them closure.
Every case is different. I and members of my law firm team use our initial meeting to listen and understand your specific concerns. Once we have the facts, we can work toward the process that will work best for your situation. Our goal in any dispute is to help resolve it with dignity, whether that is through mediation, collaborative law, negotiation or unbundled legal services, - a unique and cost-effective approach that provides legal asisstance to people who choose to represent themselves.
My law firm's practice focuses on matrimonial and family law, divorce, prenuptial agreements and business mediation and collaborative divorce with an ancillary general practice, which includes residential real estate, wills, trusts and estates.
I am fluent in Russian and frequently address legal needs of the Russian Community in New York.
I am an Advanced Mediator and Founding Member of the Association of Professional Family Mediators and a member and former president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York.
I am also an Advanced Practitioner member of Association for Conflict Resolution, member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, of the Professional Responsibility Committee and of the Small Law Firms’ Committee at the New York City Bar Association. I am admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey and to the Supreme Court of the United States.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Family Lawyer in the State of New York||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Principal Attorney-Mediator||The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Litigation and Negotiation Attorney||Jacoby & Meyers||1993 - 1996|
|Litigation Associate Attorney||Lefrak Newman & Myerson||1991 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section||Member||2017 - Present|
|Academy of Professional Family Mediators||Founding Member||2012 - Present|
|Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens and Westchester County||Divorce Mediator, Divorce Mediation Panel||2008 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2006 - Present|
|Association for Conflict Resolution||Advanced Practitioner Mediator Member||2000 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association, Small Law Firms Committee||Member||2000 - Present|
|Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York||Past President||1995 - Present|
|New York State Council on Divorce Mediation||Member||1995 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1993 - Present|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals||Member||N/A|
|Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution||RESOLVING MULTICULTURAL FAMILY DISPUTES IN NEW YORK: A CLASH OF COURTS AND CULTURES||2016|
|New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer -||Mediating the Multi-Cultural Fu||2012|
|New York Law Journal||Tips for Startup Solo Practitioners||2011|
|Fordham University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|New York University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Stuyvesant High School||Regents High School Diploma||1983|
|New York City Bar Association - Small Law Firms Luncheon||Unbundled Legal Services, CLE Presentation||2019|
|Small Law Firms Committee||Family and Divorce Mediation Presentation||2015|
|Small Law Firm Luncheon||Expand Your Practice by Using Mediation for Your Clients||2015|
|Small Law Firm Program||Making Email More Manageable - Moderator||2015|
|Free Public Lecture in Celebration of Law Day||Untying the Knot - Divorce Process Options In New York||2015|
|Panel DIscussion - Continuing Legal Education||Mediation in the Setting of Non-Traditional Family Disputes||2014|
|New York City Bar Association Small Law Firms Committee||Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce - Choice of Process||2010|
|Small Law Firm Center Practice Management Luncheon||Family Mediation - Expanding Your Practice While Helping Clients||2010|
|Sergey P., Plaintiff v. Svetlana B., Defendants, [Index Number Redacted by Court]||Granted|
|Ragin et. al. v. Harry Macklowe Real Estate Co. et. al.||Verdict in favor of plaintiffs after a 14 day trial|
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